The fine folks at ScaleMP — you’ll recall that they make a sort of reverse virtualization solution that makes one virtual machine out of many physical servers — sent us word of some good news late last week. First up, they doubled new customer deployments in the second quarter (sequentially) and experienced record growth
The introduction of vSMP Foundation 3.0 in May met with marked interest as it introduced capabilities that allowed users to deploy very large virtual symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and created significant traction that contributed to the Q2 success. The new release offers unlimited modular scaling, increased performance with scalable backplane bandwidth and expanded hardware support. vSMP Foundation 3.0 leverages the power of Intel’s Nehalem-EX and Westmere-EP processors for the creation of virtual symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) systems from two to 128 nodes, enabling users to create the largest x86 shared-memory system available on the market.
The company has also taken a new $2.4M round of venture funding, and added Dan Barnea, formerly SVP of strategy and corporate development for BMC Software, to the board
“Server virtualization for aggregation is a fast-growing sector with tremendous potential, and ScaleMP has incredibly innovative technology,” said Dan Barnea, member of the Startup Factory Forum and new member of the board of directors. “I look forward to using my experience growing companies in competitive markets to help ScaleMP continue to expand and position itself as a leader in the marketplace.”
This is the fifth round of venture funding raised by ScaleMP; the prior round (series D) was raised in April 2008. The series E round was led by Evolution Venture Capital Fund with a few private investors.